The Richards Dawkins Award


Atheist Alliance of America created the Richard Dawkins Award in 2003 to honor an outstanding atheist whose contributions raise public awareness of the nontheist life stance; who, through writings, media, the arts, film, and/or the stage, advocates increased scientific knowledge; who, through work or by example, teaches acceptance of the nontheist philosophy.  Previous recipients were James Randi, Ann Druyan, Penn and Teller, Julia Sweeney,  Daniel Dennett, Ayaan Hirsi Ali, Bill Maher, Susan Jacoby, Christopher Hitchens, Eugenie Scott, Steven Pinker, Stephen Fry and Ricky Gervais.

Atheist Alliance of America works to develop and provide educational, advocacy and community-building programs for the atheist community, and to serve as an incubator for activists and activist organizations. 


Click on the names below to read more about past Richard Dawkins Award Recipients:




2016 Richard Dawkins Award



Melissa Pugh and Mark W. Gura Presents The Richard Dawkins Award to Dr. Lawrence Krauss    



Dr. Jerry Coyne Receives the Richard Dawkins Award 2015, Atlanta



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